1) Keep the 3 phase motor and buy a converter. American Rotary gave me an estimate for a 7.5HP digital converter setup for $750. Seemed a bit pricey to me. 2) Buy a replacement 3HP single phase motor. JET quoted me $550 for the motor and $150 for a new switch. Also seems pricey.
They gave me specs on the converter, but I don't have them handy right now. I wonder if their suggestion is overkill. I would also like to know if I can use an alternative single phase 3hp motor with equivilent specs for a cheaper price. So, if anyone else out there has gone through this, I'd like to hear about it. Perhaps it would be best to sell and start over. Thanks